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Posted at 09:27 AM ET, 10/20/2011

DeMorning Links: Don’t hate the trees


We’ll take your unwanted arborage. And they don’t need to be cherry trees. (Megan Rossman - WASHINGTON POST)

The city of New York is currently conducting a campaign to plan one million new trees, the New York Times reports. But not all are pleased: “Residents worry that the saplings will eventually lead to buckling sidewalks, dangling limbs, excessive shade and leaf litter, among other things.” Excessive shade? On behalf of this City of Trees, let me be the first to tell Gotham, we’ll be happy to take whatever arborage you can’t handle.

In other news:

Man shot and killed on W4 Metrobus last night (Homicide Watch, Crime Scene, WRC-TV)

Remember when taxi companies wanted to bribe the D.C. Council to allow new green cabs? Their time has finally come. (DCist)

More than torrid affairs in the Reeves Center — also questionable lease arrangements (Loose Lips)

Ex-lottery maven Leonard Manning dishes on brother-in-law Howard Brooks (WaTimes)

The lesson of Frank Kameny’s last years: “Often having fewer obvious family ties, such as children, gay people may be at greater risk of losing social supports as they age.” (Metro Weekly)

Developers salivate as GSA moves to sell off Georgetown’s art deco West Heating Plant (Federal Eye)

Chuck Thies takes (another) big whack at Kwame Brown (G’town Dish)

Airports Authority board meets secretly to discuss being more transparent (Examiner)

Former Arlington County Sheriff Thomas Faust is D.C.’s new corrections director (D.C. Wire, dc.gov)

Bank of America fights to keep dispute with city over Harriette Walters losses out of court (Legal Times)

”Don’t Save the Lincoln Theater” (HuffPo)

Ogilvy got stiffed on expenses for its pro bono work for DCPS (City Desk)

The NBA lockout could cost D.C. $2.6 million this season in ticket sales taxes alone (WBJ)

Hidden speed camera on Missouri Avenue! (WRC-TV)

Conan O’Brien experiences The Jose (HuffPo)

Georgia Avenue task force tries to control its own development destiny (Post)

Want a tax abatement? Kill some trees. (WBJ)

H Street NE development, in seven hard-to-replicate steps (Rebuilding Place)

Frank Gehry defends his Eisenhower memorial design (AP)

Jazz club owners are blaming Jim Graham for something I don’t exactly understand (Arts Desk)

College fair might have been cancelled due to a noise complaint, not safety concerns (D.C. Schools Insider)

Pro-Rhee group releases pro-IMPACT report (Dana Goldstein, Yglesias)

Tips to landlords: Yes to gyms, no to movie rooms (Cap Biz Blog)

Your brightest sustainability ideas (Housing Complex)

The truth about the Georgetown DMV (DCist)

Arrest made in fatal stabbing of Petworth teen (Examiner)

Who’s angling for a Superior Court judgeship (Legal Times)

Like most places, we’re got some bridges that could use some work (WAMU-FM)

Next Wednesday is Nordic Food Day at DCPS schools (WRC-TV)

Occupy General McPherson (@katierogers)

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